TESDA awards DTS Accreditation to Dualtech’s Industry Partners
In the industry forum organized by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Laguna Provincial Office headed by Director Jaime Castillo, two industry partners of Dualtech received the Dual Training System (DTS) Accreditation Certificates.
Asia Brewery Inc. (Cabuyao and Sta Rosa City) is a major player in the country's beverage and industrial packaging industry. ABI is one of the largest alcoholic, as well as non-alcoholic beverage makers in the Philippines today. The company hosts the in-plant training of 9 scholars from Agusan Del Sur.
Contemporain Food (Imus, Cavite) is a joint venture of Liwayway Marketing Corporation, (Oishi) and Injap Investments Incorporated and is the appointed master franchise holder for JCO Donuts & Coffee in the Philippines. They train 3 scholars from Bicol, Pangasinan, and Cagayan Valley under the engineering department.
The forum themed “The Road to Enterprise-Based Learning and Apprenticeships” was held in Montevista Resort, Calamba City and aimed to build partnership among companies, technical and vocational institutions (TVI), and TESDA by introducing the two major programs of TESDA: Dual Training and Apprenticeship. Different groups discussed the skills requirements of the industries and the programs of schools to produce job-ready workforce. Among the many requirements are in the field of mechanical, welding, electrical, mechatronics, and electronics.
Atty. Delia T. Uy, PTESDC Chair and PMAP Calabarzon President shared the benefits of engaging into the Dual Training System (DTS) program in partnership with Dualtech. In 2010, they started to train Dualtech trainees who are gainfully employed in JX Nippon Mining and Metals in Binan City. The company finds DTS trainees and graduates to be the most qualified since training revolved into the technology and processes that are present in almost all companies.
Ms. Floramel Songsong, Chief TESD Specialist, Partnership and Linkages Office of TESDA, presented the proposed amendment to the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA7686 which was the product of the series of consultation among the key stakeholders of the DTS program. The new guidelines is expected to invite more industries to participate in the program.
One major setback in the DTS Law is the clear guideline on availing the tax incentives which according to the Dual Training System Act of 1994 shall be enjoyed by the accredited technical and vocational institution and establishments. Atty. Bernardino Paul Somera Jr, Assistant Chief Regional Investigation Division of BIR explained the entitlement and procedure in the availment of tax incentive.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Laguna Provincial Director Guido Recio expressed his support in the enterprise-based program. He presented studies about employment situation, job skills mismatch, and the 21st Century Skills in the workplace which highlighted the behavioral and functional skills which companies look for in hiring new employees. It is through the DTS and Apprenticeship program that trainees acquire the essential labor skills in order to be prepared at work.
This year, TESDA has given DTS Certificates to Oakridge Property (Discovery Suites), Toho Precision, Futaba, Shims, Twin Oaks, Primepack, Hi5 Innotek, Asia Scopro, ASAM Industries, Showa Polymer, Qtrade, ASTEC Power, Atlantic Grains, Chiyoda, Yamaha, Captive Printing, Quest Air, Tann Philipines, Eastern Blend, H&E Manufacturing, Honda Parts, IQ Packaging, Susalum Corporation, Asia Brewery, Contemporain Food at Dualtech Center, Canlubang, Calamba City. These companies have the approved training program for 18 months of in-plant training in Electromechanics Technology.
In 2017, 39 companies were accredited by TESDA Region IV-A as partner of Dualtech Center. These were Hino Motors, Nikkoshi, Del Monte, Hastings Motor, Enchanted Kingdom, Fuji Electric, Franke Food Service, Controtek Solutions, Beta Nanocoating, Antara Ventures, Kooler Industries, Maxim Philippines, Pro Board Technology Solutions, Technolux Equipment and Supply Corporation, Premium Plastic Group Manufacturing Corporation, Esta Fine Color Corporation, Lamoiyan Corporation, SIIX Coxon Precision Philippines, Philippine Manufacturing Company of Murata, Forms International, Multimix International Manufacturing Corporation, FEDCO Paper Corporation, Synthetics Marketing and Industrial Corporation, Handling Innovation, TRP, Bridgestone Precision, Atlanta Industries, Sensor Scientific Philippines, Testech, Apple Printer, Cummins Sales and Service Philippines, Swedish Match Philippines, HKR Equipment Corporation, TUV Rheinland Philippines, Transcendt Technologies, Rytek International Marketing Corporation, MD Aerospace Fabrication Services, AM-Europharma Corporation, and Cutting Edge Materials Processing Corporation.